For my Chrome 26 instalation: Any web page heavily using Adobe Flash slows down my computer and causes my curser to even freeze for one second then returns to normal. (even freezes outside of chrome window)(and my mouse LED blinks once) I have already checked “About:Plugins” and determined that I am running only one version of Flash. I went to Adobe to check my flash player install and noticed that Pepper flash miss identifies my OS as being Win 7 (32 bit) when I am running Win 7 (64 bit). I am not sure if this is a symptom of the problem or just a coincidence. I have spent about 8 hours reinstalling chrome and verifying that everything else works properly. This is on a machine with a clean insatll of Win 7 and all other software seemes to be working fine. My IE9 with Active X flash identifies my system as (64 bit) and works fine on sites with heavy flash use. So this is only a chrome Issue.
I researched the web a lot and did not find any help for this specific problem. In frustration I uninstalled Chrome 26 and cleaned up my Flash Caches, then I installed Chrome 19 (Flash Pepper not imbedded) and Flash no longer slowed my machine down. I went to Adobe to check my flash player install and is said I was running Win 7 (64 bit). I think this is the problem so I did another test.
Chrome 21 installed both the external version of flash and the internal version of flash. Using only one version at a time (disabling the other) See attachment “about: plugins” I went to adobe and checked my OS using Pepper it identified my OS as 32 bit and the flash problem was present, I then switched to the external version of Flash and Adobe properly identified my 64 bit OS and the problem went away. “See attachment screen captures of both versions of Flash Player”.
Can someone explain why Pepper Flash does not install properly, or why it slows my machine down to a crawl when IE9 doesnt?
My System Information
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name COMPUTER-TWO
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP Z200 Workstation
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz, 2933 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard 786H3 v01.16, 11/29/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Computer-Two\Robert
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 5.87 GB
Available Physical Memory 4.36 GB
Total Virtual Memory 11.7 GB
Available Virtual Memory 10.0 GB
Page File Space 5.87 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys